Friday, August 17, 2018

What Are Your Dreams?

What did you want to be "when you grew up"? How has life changed that image?







As a little girl, I wanted to be nurse for newborn babies, you know, "when I grew up".




As I got older, my dreams changed, but not by a whole lot. You see, I knew, even as a little girl, that I was called to do something with children. By the time I was in my teens, I wanted to work in child care taking care of newborns. My heart was to actually attend school in that field, but since my dad was footing the bill,  I had to take what he wanted. In the end, I did not follow through with my school career.




After I met Tim, my dream changed again to being a stay at home mom. I was able to accomplish this when our first son was in kindergarten. In the meantime, I worked in childcare, taking care of the infants.




As I look back, I can see how the Lord has worked everything. I was called to do something with children; my children.




What Is My Purpose Now, Lord?





Now that I am looking at an almost empty nest and I am living with chronic illnesses, there are so many days that I feel useless. What is my purpose now, Lord?








For a while, I threw myself into crocheting. It was my go to comfort thing, my escape. Then the pains in my hands got to be too much for me, so I had to give it up. I won't lie, I miss it.




One day, I felt lead to start up a new blog and have now been doing this for about six months. It is my escape.





Do I Have Dreams For The Future?





Do I have dreams for the future? Tim often tells me that I don't dream. I just try to be realistic and try not to put too much pressure on myself.  I just do not have the same dreams that he does. I dream that the Lord will use my blog to reach someone. I dream that it might reach the struggling women who feel all alone in this world.




I do have a dream that even my ten year old self might be proud of, to write an ebook. It is just a dream, but it sits there in the back of my mind.




I believe that the Lord can still use me. Even now with my almost empty nest, with my chronic illnesses, aches, pains and everything else. The dream may change throughout time, I just need to follow the Lord.










Romans 8:28 NIV 



And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.



Prayer



Dear Father, I thank You for being with me. Father, even when I find myself bogged down in pain and feeling useless, please help me to remember that all things work for those who love You and have been called according to Your purpose. Help me to stay focused on You and follow where You lead. In Jesus' name, Amen. 










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What did you want to be "when you grew up"?
How has life changed that image?
Do you believe that the Lord still has a purpose for you?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.






























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2 comments:

  1. I didn't have a dream for my future . till I got married. Now its to be as supportive to my husband as I can

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    1. Simone, I pray that the Lord will guide you along the path that He has set out for you. Thank you for stopping by.

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